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Th e RCC Week I y 

ISSUE #45 

March 8, 2013 

RCC Student 
Wi n s Aw a r d 

The New England Science Symposium was held on Saturday, 
March 2nd at Harvard university's Joseph M. Martin Conference 

RCC student, Share-Leigh Arneaud-Bernard, Biological Science 
major, won first place in the Public Health, Epidemiology, or 
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering 
and Clinical or Social Science category. The project was on 
Reclassification of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. 

This is the second year in a row that RCC faculty (Dr. Gaskin) and 
students have won the Ruth and William Silen Award. No other 
community college in Massachusetts or the nation has achieved 
this. The competing list of institutions was impressive this year 
and included BU, Brown, Suffolk, Tufts, Yale, MIT and Harvard! 
RCC has a collection of very dedicated FT and PT STEM faculty, 
which is evidenced by these awards. For more information, visit 
the symposium website at grad/ 

The New England Science Symposium, established in 2002, provides a forum for 

postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post- 
baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African 
-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to 
share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or 
poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in 
the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks. 
www. harvard. edu/med grad/ ness/index.htm 

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The "29 Who Shine" event honors outstanding 
graduates of Massachusetts public colleges and 
universities each year. Nominations for the Class 
of 2013 and their faculty mentors are now 
underway at the Department of Higher 
Education. Visit the website for more 

In May 2011, the Massachusetts Department of Higher 
Education launched "29 Who Shine/' a program to recognize 

outstanding students representing each of our 29 public 
campuses. The honorees, chosen because of their academic 

achievements and record of student leadership and 

community service, stand poised to contribute greatly to the 

civic life and economic well-being of the state. Whether 

furthering their education or entering careers here in 

Massachusetts infields as diverse as education, public policy, 

medicine, creative arts, and engineering, they truly embody 

the vibrant future that we all envision for the 


A Massachusetts Public High** tdueano'v partnership 

1st place RCC student, Share-Leigh Arneaud-Bernard (right), 
pictured with 2nd place (MD Candidate from Yale School of 
Medicine) and 3rd place (PhD Candidate from UMass Lowell) 


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Share-Leigh Arneaud-Bernard pictured with 
Dr. Alfred Gaskin-Share-Leigh's teacher. 

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Fr om t h e 
Libr ar y Ar ch ives 

The RCC Archives has many photographs of 
unidentified individuals and events. In honor 
of the upcoming Modeling For A Cause 
Fashion Show, can anyone identify the lovely 
models from this undated 
fashion show at RCC? If 
so, please contact Autumn 
Haag, the Librarian 
Archivist at ext. 5112 or . 

CI ub News 

The Video/Audio Club is sponsoring the 4th 
Annual Modeling For A Cause Fashion 


Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:30pm 

Auditorium, Media Arts Building 

Please come out and show your 
support. Last year our "Cause" raised much 
needed Scholarships for Broadcast Media 
students and provided a donation to Ernie 
Boch's Charitable Organization "Music 
Drives Us". This year, we have decided that 
proceeds will be used to continue to fund 
scholarships for our Broadcast Media 
Students and a Charitable Organization to 
be determined. 

Auditions are already in progress. We are 
looking for designers, models and 
performers and it is open to everyone 
whether you are from RCC or not. 

If you are interested in making a donation 
to the "Cause", feel free to email and someone will 
be glad to assist you. 

Fashion Show 
photographs, no 
date, RCC Archives, 
A13 Audio-Visual Material, Box 18, 
Roxbury Community College 

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^m Dr. Eric Yitzchak Metchik (Ph.D., Psychology, and 
Yale University) presented to an audience of over 50 
on his research project International Research in 
Criminology: Surmounting the Conceptual and Logistical 

Speaker s on campus 

On Wednesday, March 13th, RCC students, faculty 
1 and staff had the opportunity to attend two 
enlightening presentations on campus. 

Dr. Metchik has been a member of the Department of 
Criminal Justice at Salem State University since 1992. He 
has directed international criminological studies and 
conducted research on methodological issues in 
comparative criminology. He has specialized in criminal 
justice field research including empirical projects 
concerning parole decision-making; prosecuting juvenile 
offenders as adults; psychological testing in police office 

applicant screening; and computer literacy and alcohol 
prevention education. Funded research includes grants 
from the John W. Alden Trust (Boston, MA) and the 
Gardiner H. Shaw Foundation (Foxboro, MA). Current 
research interests focus on the relationship between 
service learning and academic retention and success, child 
safety in school and in the community, technology as it 
impacts criminal justice agency functioning and ethical 
issues in criminal justice decision-making. 

Anush Hovakimyan, Armenia/Humphrey Fellow, 
presented to a group of students, faculty and staff on 
Women's Role in Economic Development: Developing a 
market of handicrafts for unemployed women. 

Anush is the executive director of the Goris Tourism Office 
at the Goris Development Center (Armenian NGO), where 
she designed and implemented touristic and economic 
development projects. On the board of directors for the 
Goris Women's Development Resource Center Foundation, 
she has also served as the financial and community project 
manager. She has a master's degree in management from 
the Armenian State University of Economics. At MIT, she 
hopes to enhance her knowledge of urban and regional 
tourism planning, analyze international trends in tourism, 
and gain new perspectives on ways tourism can be 
developed in Armenia and stimulate its economy. 

Tea at RCC 

Roxbury Community College is Celebrating ^^ 
Forty Years. Join us for Tea at RCC. 


Thursday, April 4, 2013. 12:30 - 3pm 

Great Room, 3rd floor, Media Arts Center 

Staff, Administration, Faculty and Alumni = $25 

Students and Seniors = $15 

Ms. Jackie Glen, Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC 


Nouveau Fashion Spring Collection 

RSVP by March 22, 2013 

For questions regarding this event, please contact: Ms. Carol Bliss- 
Furr, Alumni Director, at (617) 541-5394 or 

Shar on Katz at RCC 

On Tuesday, February 26th, musician, teacher and 

scholar, Sharon Katz presented and performed to a 

group in the Great Room in the 

Media Arts Building. Sharon 

was with Nelson Mandela 

throughout the Apartheid 

struggle in South Africa. 

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Car eer Ser vices NEWS 

Federal Government Internships 
and Permanent Jobs 

Attend a free Federal Careers Seminar at RCC. Learn 
how to find and apply for Federal Internships, 
Fellowships, Temporary Training, and Permanent 
Positions. Receive assistance in creating your online 
application profile. Computers available on a first -come 
basis, so please bring a laptop if possible. Also bring your 
resume and transcript on an USB flash drive to upload to 
your profile, if available. Refreshments will be served! 

WHEN: Thursday, 3/14/13, l:30-3pm 
WHERE: 3-203 (Writing Center) 


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Who should 

enrolled or 

attend? Students 
accepted to 

accredited educational institution 
or technical school, and 
graduates seeking permanent 

employment who have completed a degree or certificate 


Sample of jobs available on - Local and 
Nationwide for every major! 

Accounting: Accounting Technician- Temporary; 

Dept. of Veterans Affairs; St. Louis, Missouri; 

($31,315 -$40,706/Year) 

Biology/ Biotechnology: Biological Science Aid (Lab)- 

Temporary; USDA Forest Service; Amherst (MA) and 

nationwide; GS-3 ($11.95/hour) 

Business: Student Trainee (Industrial Specialist)- 

Temp; Dept. of Commerce; Gaithersburg, Maryland; 

GS-1 and higher ($22,115 to $74,018/year) 

Early Childhood/ Teacher: Park Ranger 

(Conservation Education); USDA Forest Service; 

Nationwide; GS-4 ($13.41/hr); 

Presented by: RCC Center for Student Success- Career 
Development and Internships, US Environmental 
Protection Agency - Region 1, USDA Forest Service, and 
Boston Youth Environmental Network 

For more information, please contact Irina Galatskaya at 617- 
933-7455 or 

Community Career Fair 

WHEN: Tuesday, 4/23, llam-3pm 
WHERE: 4-200 

Employers attending will include: 
American Student Assistance 

Associated Early Care and Education 
Bell Foundation 

Big Sister Association and Brother 
Blue Cross Blue Shield 
Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Cambridge College 
Celldex Therapeutics 
City of Boston 

Department of Environmental Protection 
Eliot Community Human Services 
Federal Aviation Administration 
Federal Bureau of Prisons 
H & R Block 

Harvard School of Public Health 
Harvard University 
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 

Mary Kay 


New England Baptist Hospital 

Perkins School for the Blind 


Pine Street Inn 

Public Outreach 

Regis College 

The Bridge of Central 

VA Boston Health Care 


There is NO COST to attend. 
Professional dress is 
required. Attendees should 
bring multiple resume 

For more information, please 
contact Irina Galatskaya at 

617-933-7455 or 

' Mark Your 

March 14: Federal Career 
Seminar (3-203) 

March 28: Modeling for a 
Cause (Auditorium) 

ApriU: Tea at RCC (Great 

April 23: Career Fair (4-200) 

May 2: "29 Who 

Shine" (State House) 

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RCC Women's Basketball SendofT 

Rally as they go for the National 



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Reggie Lewis Center Gymnasium a 

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Boston, Massachusetts 

Meci the team, have same food and refreshments' 

For more information contact kviih Mel ionium vi 

(617) 54 1-2454 or kmcdeiniVi rec iiias*.cdu 

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